A school bus was involved in a collision with a vehicle Monday in East Wenatchee, leaving multiple children injured, according to the East Wenatchee Police Department.
The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of 15th Street Northeast and Baker Avenue, near Lee Elementary School.
Police say a Buick sedan driven by a 76-year-old woman drove through the intersection and hit the northbound bus. About 40 children were on board and eight of them, all under 10 years old, were taken to Central Washington Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Several other children had minor injuries but were not taken to the hospital. The children who weren’t transported were taken to Lee Elementary to await retrieval by their parents or guardians.
The two occupants in the Buick were not injured. The driver was cited for failure to yield. There were no signs of impairment.
Location of the Collision
Child Injured in a School Bus Crash?
If you or a loved one’s child has been injured in a school bus accident, you should retain the best available legal representation as soon as possible. At Davis Law Group, our goal is to help victims of these accidents receive full financial compensation for their injuries caused by the negligence of others.
School bus accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Often the crash is another driver’s fault and the bus is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. A number of factors come into play, including:
- Bus overcrowding
- Driver distraction
- Driver impairment (alcohol or drugs)
- Driver fatigue
- Defective warning lights
After a school bus accident, our lawyers would want to perform an independent investigation of the collision. We also consult with doctors to determine what care is needed for our client to make a total recovery.
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will go toe-to-toe with the insurance companies. We want to get a fair settlement for our client, and are prepared to fight for those rights in court if necessary.
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